Nine Important Facts To Remember As We Grow Older

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Holiday reminders of our aging process

We all need a plan for aging well!  Several months ago, The NeuroCommunity’s Foundation ” Feel Good Ambassador”, Joan Wolstein shared nine important facts to remember as we grow older.

As we begin to enter the holiday season and remember holidays from our past, we thought a re-posting of this could be inspirational!
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4th World Parkinson Congress 2016

4th World Parkinson Conrgress

4th World Parkinson Congress 2016

It is expected that more than 3,500 people from 65 countries will attend the 4th World Parkinson Congress (WPC) in Portland, OR from September 20th to 23rd, 2016 to learn about cutting edge science, clinical research and comprehensive care from some of the most renowned health professionals, researchers, and advocates globally. Registration is open now! The conference is presented by the World Parkinson Coalition.

The preparations are in full swing with a video competition, Radio Parkies, WPC Choir, podcasts, Art Walk, and leader award nominations. [Read more…]

12 Steps For Self Care

12 Steps For Self Care

12 Steps For Self Care

Thanks to the NeuroCommunity Foundation Feel Good Ambassador Joan Wolstein for sharing 12 steps to self care. I’d like to add one too:



New Education Director For The NeuroCommunity Foundation

Jan D. Somers, MSW, LCSW, BCD

Jan D. Somers, MSW, LCSW, BCD

The NeuroCommunity Board of Directors regrets to report that after over 10 years as the NeuroCommunity Foundation’s Education Director, Viviane Tondeur has informed us that she will need to step down from her position as of June 30th due to family circumstances. She wishes to tell our community at large that, “It was a privilege working with you. I appreciate the trust that you and everyone in the ‘NeuroCommunity’ have placed in me and I am thankful for the many wonderful friendships that I’ve made.” Not only the members of the board, but we are sure all of you will miss Viviane as well.

It is said that when one door closes, another opens, and the Board are pleased to announce that we’ve secured Jan D. Somers, a very experienced and well qualified gerontologist [Read more…]

Great Meanings



{1} Once all the villagers decided to pray for rain. On the day of prayer all the people gathered, but only one boy came with an umbrella.
** That’s FAITH **

{2} When you throw a baby in the air she laughs because she knows you will catch her.
** That’s TRUST **

{3} Every night we go to bed without any assurance of being alive the next morning but still we set the alarms to wake up.
** That’s HOPE **

{4} We plan big things for tomorrow in spite of zero knowledge of the future.
** That’s CONFIDENCE **

{5} We see the world suffering, but still we get married and have children.
** That’s LOVE **

{6} On an old man’s shirt was written a sentence “I am not 90 years old…. I am sweet 16 with 74 years experience.”
** That’s ATTITUDE **

Have a good week and live your life like the six tiny stories!

May you always have love to share, health to spare and friends who care…

Thanks to The NeuroCommunity Feel Good Ambassador Joan Wolstein for sharing!

FDA Approves Nuplazid For Treatment Of PD Psychosis


On April 29th the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Nuplazid (pimavanserin) tablets, the first drug officially authorized to treat hallucinations and delusions associated with psychosis experienced by some people with Parkinson’s disease.

Hallucinations or delusions can occur in as many as 50 percent of patients with Parkinson’s disease at some time during the course of their illness. People who experience them see or hear things that are not there (hallucinations) and/or have false beliefs (delusions). [Read more…]

Romancing Spring Concert

2016 MMM Spring Concert

You are invited to the Romancing Spring Concert, an inspirational afternoon of music and song with the 5th Dementia Band presented by MusicMendsMinds on May 14th. Refreshments will be served after the performance. Bring your family and friends and we look forward to seeing you there. If you cannot be there in person, you can [Read more…]

NeuroCommunity Laughter Yoga Pilot Study Results

We’re happy to share the results of Debra DeCaro’s Laughter Yoga pilot study in which six Parkinson’s support groups participated. The article is published in Elsevier EXPLORE May/June 2016, Vol. 12, No. 3, and the study was also presented at the 28th annual conference of the Association of Applied and Therapeutic Humor (AATH) in Philadelphia in 2015.

The study explored outcomes of Laughter Yoga in adults with Parkinson’s disease (PD) and their caregivers. [Read more…]

CEU For Nurses And Social Workers

Licensed health care professionals, nurses and social workers can earn 2 CEU’s by attending the Community Training Connections presentation on May 18. The free CEU program starts at 5 pm and includes a Mexican buffet and drinks, and raffle prizes. [Read more…]

Revised Senior Discounts List

Thanks to Virginia for sharing the REVISED SENIOR DISCOUNTS LIST as of March 21, 2016

Everyone knows someone over 50… please pass this on

In order to GET your discount, YOU must ASK for your discount!

Applebee’s:            15% off with Golden Apple Card (60+)
Arby’s:                   10% off (55+)
Ben & Jerry’s:         10% off (60+)
Bennigan’s:             Discount varies by location (60+)
Bob’s Big Boy:        Discount varies by location (60+)
Boston Market:       10% off (65+)
Burger King:            10% off (60+)
Chick-Fil-A:             10% off or free small drink or coffee (55+)
Chili’s:                    10% off (55+) [Read more…]

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